Intersection upgrade to make road safer

Date published: 27 May 2019

Work is currently ongoing to install a dual-lane roundabout at the Shoalmarra Drive and Mount Low Parkway intersection.

As part of the project, Townsville City Council crews will be closing access to Shoalmarra Drive onto Mount Low Parkway until mid-June and detouring residents down Bonnet Road.

The Shoalmarra Drive and Mount Low Parkway Intersection upgrade received $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the roundabout is a part of Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the city.

“This is a critical project to improve safety for everyone who travels through this intersection,” Cr Hill said.

“This road closure is necessary to get the job finished and open the intersection back up for the community.

“This was one of our many shovel-ready projects and I would like to thank the Australian Government for providing the funding.”

Traffic management and detours will be in place while the Council crews carry out the works.

Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the upgrade is crucial for improving conditions at the intersection.

“Council crews have been working to install a dual lane roundabout at the Shoalmarra Drive and Mount Low Parkway intersection,” Cr Walker said.

“This intersection was identified as a black spot and this project will help reduce the risk of crashes for anyone travelling in the area.”

“We would like to thank residents for their patience while the intersection is closed.”

Visit our Works and Road Closures page for more information.